Spring BreakOuts 2016

***All of our Spring BReakOut trips are either full or canceled. You can still sign up to be on a waiting list if some participants drop out. You can also register for a May BreakOut trip.***

During Spring Break, you can spend your time learning about a different part of the country, meeting new people, sharing about yourself and helping others. Spring BreakOuts are a great way to get off campus for a short time and do something that can truly enhance your college experience and your life.

These trips will fill on a first come-first serve basis. If a trip is full, you can still apply and be put on a waiting list. Registration  The trips to Salyersville, KY, Detroit, MI and E. St. Louis, IL are currently full. You can still fill out a registration and be placed on the waiting list in case someone drops off.

The cost of the trip covers transportation, lodging, and most food. Plan on bringing some spending money for snacks and other needs along the way. Some funds have been set aside for partial scholarships based on need (contact Mary Niebler for scholarship requests). Full payment for BreakOut trip is due February 12. If payment is not received by then, your space on the trip will be given to the next person on the waiting list.  Refunds will not be provided to anyone who drops out after February 12.

If you would like more information about any of the trips below, contact Mary Niebler

The Ozanam Center for Service Learning, St Vincent dePaul--Cincinnati, OH

This trip is canceled Due to few registrations.

February 25-28, 2016


The Ozanam Center for Service Learning offers immersion experiences that connect people from diverse backgrounds, engage participants in poverty and justice issues in Cincinnati, and grow a commitment to long-term service and community engagement. Some of the engagement activities include: home visits with St. Vincent de Paul members, preparing and sharing a meal with residents of the West End or Over-the-Rhine, participating in a hip-hop dance class, a neighborhood photo-scavenger hunt, group reflection and prayer, volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul or one of their many partner agencies.


Hubbard House and Catholic Urban Programs--E. St. Louis, IL

February 25-28, 2016

Cost: $150

This immersion into East St Louis works in conjunction with the Hubbard House, Catholic Urban Programs, and Marianist brothers. Students will stay at the Hubbard House, and learn about social issues and life in East St Louis. Students will be able to grow relationships with others through a variety of hands on service as well. Placements may include: helping at a day care, working with senior citizens, helping in a soup kitchen, tutoring adults and children, and working at a homeless shelter. The variety of jobs to be done and of people to meet provides a great inner-city experience.

Sign up now to be added to the waiting list

Appalachia Immersion/UDSAP House--Salyersville, KY

February 25-28, 2016

Cost: $100

In this rural Appalachian experience, UD students will get a glimpse into the UD Summer Appalachia Program (UDSAP) by visiting the local residents and learning of their rich culture, while building relationships in Salyersville, KY. This small Appalachian community welcomes UD students each year and has a great willingness to share its culture. Kentucky BreakOut’ers will likely find some time to go hiking through the mountains or time to relax in the beauty of Appalachia.

This trip is currently filled.

Sign up now to be added to the waiting list

Honors BreakOut to Detroit, MI

February 25-28, 2016

Detroit is at a historic crossroads. It is the largest U.S. city to ever go through bankruptcy. It received international attention amidst recent mass water shutoffs in 2014. Some neighborhoods see economic growth as low-income residents are forced out, while other areas are pushed to the side and forgotten. Some communities use art, urban farming and connectedness to band together and fight for community.

The University of Dayton will be partnering with Christ the King Service Corps in Detroit. Volunteers on this BreakOut will get to experience diverse service projects and see many different faces of Detroit, while working with and hearing from local people invested in their city. Get your hands in the dirt at an urban farm, help those in need by distributing food and water, and become an ambassador for the Motor City.

This trip is co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concern and the University Honors Program.  Interested students should apply by January 20th.  Trip cost is $25 (scholarship funding available).  Room, board and transportation are included. The trip is open to sophomore, junior and senior Honors students.

This trip is currently filled.

Sign up now to be added to the waiting list

Contact Us

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall 107 
300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408